Please place your candle on a heat-friendly surface (old candle top, ceramic plate, trinket tray, etc). Trim your wick to 1/4" before lighting...trimming the wick helps to create an even burn. If you choose to burn these beauties, we recommend burning each candle for 20 min max. Always burn your candles within sight. Do not leave unattended. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Never burn your candle on or near anything that could catch fire.